All the older LADs and retro enthusiasts out there will have fond memories of playing Atari video games at some point or other.

The company was one of the pioneering video game and console producers of the 70s and 80s, responsible for bringing classics like Pong and Space Invaders out of the arcade and into people's homes.

Now, following in the footsteps of classic consoles like Nintendo's mini NES and SNES, Atari are planning on getting in on the nostalgia hype too.

Credit: Atari

Having first revealed the console back at E3 in June, Atari has now announced further details about their up-coming Ataribox.

They have unveiled new photos of the system, as well as a few hints of what it might be capable of.

Its design is inspired by the classic Atari 2600 console with black colouring, ribbed lines and a raised back.

"Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari," wrote the Atari project team.

Credit: Ataribox/Facebook

As well as the classic black and red design pictured above, the new Ataribox will also be available in a sleek wooden design. Classy.

While the technical details of the console are yet to be released, it's thought it will come complete with HDMI and SD slots, as well as four USB ports.

This could mean the Ataribox will be equipped to handle the demands of more modern games, as well as the retro titles people grew up on.

Is that proof that Atari will be releasing third-party titles for the Ataribox, or even new releases? We can't be sure but, either way, it's hard to deny it's exciting.

Credit: Ataribox/Facebook

Sadly, it still a while before it will be release, as it is still under development, though Atari has promised to release more details about it over the next few months, including information on its specs, games, features and pricing.

It is expected that people will be able to get hold of the Ataribox at some point in spring next year: so better start saving those pennies and get ready to pick up your Pong paddles.

Source: The Daily Dot

Featured Image Credit: Ataribox/Facebook

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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